“[T]he bowler v batsman confrontation “reproduces the central action which characterises all good drama from the days of the Greeks to our own: two individuals pitted against each other in a conflict that is strictly personal but no less representative of a social group.”
wongaBlog watching the game being played:
“[J]ust now I witnessed the following:
- Man 1 throws ball
- Man 2 hits ball away with bat
- Man 3, in a stunning flying leap, catches ball
- Massive cheers, and everybody crowds around Man 1.
Man 1? What about Man 3? He did a massive flying leapy catchy thing! All Man 1 did was throw the ball in a straight line…how hard can that be? He does it all the damn time! Poor old Man 3 had about 3 nanoseconds to react to an 80mph ball heading towards him and still managed to grab the thing, yet Mr throwy-throwy got all the glory. Poor Man 3, I felt sorry for him.”
Fielders have it hard really. For years scorecards didn’t even admit to the existence of the man who (possibly) dived to his left, stopped a ball going at 80mph, then threw it 50yrs to hit the stumps for run out. They do now, but only in brackets.
I think there needs to be more discussion of the new season’s Furla handbags.
Also, as everyone knows, black is the new black, but not the old black, the minimalist black of the late 80s, this is texture black – think velvet, lace. The new Russian theme also dominates, at first sight the Russian look seems to segue on from this summer’s boho chic, but tiered gtpsy skirts won’t cut it in the Autumn unless they are in line with the New Ornamentation.
Are they issuing the Australians with them, Linda. That’s what I want to know. It would seem to be an unfair advantage if they did.
I’ve been discussing this in emails with Mrs Norm. WotN, I mean. She takes a keen interest in these questions, I think it may be the BRAC III gene.
The new Russian theme also dominates, at first sight the Russian look seems to segue on from this summer’s boho chic, but tiered gtpsy skirts won’t cut it in the Autumn unless they are in line with the New Ornamentation.
I have yet to see a Russian wearing a gypsy skirt. Extremely short skirts or transparent skirts, yes; gypsy skirts, no.